Our team has had some amazing weddings this fall, and we are thrilled to share highlights from one of our favorites. Thank you to our sweet couples and creative partners for working with us!
Cristina + John
This collaboration is one I’ll never forget, one in which our couple trusted us implicitly to understand their vision and then gave their creative team full and complete freedom to create. We are so very honored to know Cristina and John and to have witnessed their marriage ceremony. It’s hard to show in a single photo or with words the beautiful experience their wedding was.
Their prayer circle was one of our favorite design ideas to date and we were honored that Cristina and John trusted us with it. The design intention was this…when Cristina and John came to us looking for a venue they originally wanted to get married in nature, surrounded by trees.
They’ve traveled extensively in South Africa, Brazil and John has Irish heritage so being surrounded by nature for their ceremony was important to them. John proposed to Cristina on a trip to Africa in a prayer circle so I wanted to blend the trees, nature and the prayer circle and create a sacred space for them to share their vows. I knew without a doubt that the Eclectic Hive team would be able to help bring this vision to life and they of course captured the vision and took it to the next level! Jill from the Hive personally drove to Santa Fe to purchase the large entry door and the carved wood ceremony back drop.
Forty trees and bushes as well as carved wood and moss panels were brought in to delineate the circle itself. Bare Root Floral took the space to the next level with gorgeous, lush, white florals that transformed the space even more! The four directions were honored. Crystals from their travels were placed at the altar.
White lions and blue butterflies, important animals to them, were incorporated into the decor. They wanted it to feel intimate, sacred, magical, and honor elements they hold dear to their hearts. John blessed the space by burning sage and with ritual.
When I walked Cristina into the space, she stopped at the end of the aisle and hesitated. I’ve never seen a bride have such an inward and profound reaction to a space we’ve created. It was beautiful to witness! With tears in her eyes and a grateful heart she said the space felt blessed and sacred and so special.
All the other elements of the day were so thoughtful and intentional. From the stationery by Jolie + Co to the South African wine tasting bar, there were elements throughout the wedding that really spoke to who they are as a couple.